Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction comes before the 9th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, October 19th, at the Selhurst Park in London, England. In this match preview, we bring you some valuable betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two English sides!
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Crystal Palace are surprisingly high on the Premier League table at the moment, with 14 points after 8 rounds. That puts them in 6th place. Their next opponent, Manchester City have only two points more and are in a desperate need to get back into a winning form. The reason? Liverpool have a 100% score so far and are topping the table with 8 points more than the Sky Blues.
Manchester City are currently second on the table, but their fans are worried they won’t be able to keep up with the in-form Liverpool. The last season, they won the title with only one point more than the Reds. This time, it could go the other way round as Liverpool are extremely motivated to win their first-ever Premier League trophy.
In the previous round of the Premier League, Man City lost to Wolves at home 2:0, which was their second defeat of the season. The first defeat was the one against Norwich, who played in the Championship last season.
The reason why Manchester City aren’t performing as well as they would like is that their defense seems leaky. There’s nothing wrong with their attack – this team has scored a total of 27 goals in 8 Premier League games this season. But, at the back, they have been pretty poor. This team has allowed a total of 9 goals and have managed to keep a clean sheet only in three league games so far.
And the reason why their defense hasn’t been too great is that they have only three proper center-backs in the squad, namely Laporte, Stones, and Otamendi. Their problems started when Laporte and Otamendi got injured, with midfielder Fernandihno stepping up to the role of a central defender. Obviously, that didn’t work out well.
The good news is that Stones has gotten over his thigh injury and is almost completely ready. The trouble with him is that he hasn’t played too many matches this season, so he might struggle to get in a good form at first. And that’s exactly what Crystal Palace will try to take advantage of.
This team has been in a pretty great form lately, which gives them confidence ahead of the clash with Man City. The last match they played saw them beating West Ham and before that, they defeated Norwich. On top of everything, they’re without a home defeat this season. Can they keep it that way for at least another round? Very unlikely…
Our Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction: Manchester City
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City correct score prediction: 1:5
Crystal Palace Form and Latest News
The good news for Crystal Palace fans is that they have almost no problems with injuries. Another good news is that they have been playing very well lately. And they have also been very tough at home. The bad news is that this weekend, one of the strongest teams in the world is coming to town.
Manchester City Form and Latest News
They lost in the previous Premier League round, which was played almost two weeks ago. The international break came at the right moment for them – Pep Guardiola had plenty of time to figure out the best way to defeat Crystal Palace. And defeating them on Saturday is an absolute must for this team.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Crystal Palace predicted lineup: Guaita – Kelly, Cahill, Ward, van Aanholt – McArthur, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Schlup, Zaha – Ayew
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Mendy – Rodri, David Silva, Bernardo Silva – Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Other Crystal Palace vs Manchester City betting tips:
Sergio Aguero to score @1.75
Over 4.5 goals @3.40